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Corporate Social Responsibility 101: Big Soda in India(4 posts)

Corporate Social Responsibility 101: Big Soda in IndiaSpunout
Aug 11, 2003 8:59 AM
An Indian court has ordered samples of Pepsi to be tested after the soft drinks giant challenged accusations that its beverages contained pesticide.
Pepsi and its rival Coca-Cola are contesting bans on their products which have arisen following a watchdog report alleging they contain toxic chemicals.

Last week, an Indian environmental watchdog alleged that some Coca-Cola and Pepsi drinks sold in the country contained more than the prescribed limit of toxic pesticides.

Both firms strenuously deny that their products contain more than the prescribed limit of pesticides.

So, the soft drinks contain only the prescribed limit of pesticides?

It's the same here,TJeanloz
Aug 11, 2003 9:27 AM
It's no different in the U.S. The USDA and FDA have guidelines for things like pesticides, and other things that would gross you out if you knew it was in your food (rat feces, bugs of all varieties, et. al.). Even, and perhaps especially, "organic" food has a lot of gross stuff in it.

And just imagine what's in your water...
re: Corporate Social Responsibility 101: Big Soda in IndiaAlpedhuez55
Aug 11, 2003 9:30 AM
Most products will have trace amounts of pesticides. Whatever is in the "Natural Flavors" ingredient must grow on trees and pesticides are probably used. THoughd I think that you could probably use that Orange Mountain Dew ans an insect repellent ;)

It is most likely the local competitors trying to get a market edge.

Mike Y.
there were those urban legends..ClydeTri
Aug 11, 2003 9:35 AM
there were those urban legends a few years back, in the northeast, about a local brand of drink being formulated to make black men sterile...and that the "K" in a circle on snapple meant it was KKK endorsed....when it meant it was kosher.....
my point? yes, competitors love to get stuff like that started...